6500 Mode

One of two output modes used to communicate to the Device Translator. It is typically 22 bytes long including a header and trailer character. The receiver number and the line/group number within the receiver will also be reported. The remainder of the message contains data relevant to a particular event.



IEEE specification for 2.4 GHz wireless local area networks 802.11B - 11 Mbps 802.11G - 54 Mbps.


accelerator key

All menu choices have accelerator keys which enable you to select the menu choices using the keyboard. The underlined letter represents the accelerator key for that menu item. Accelerator keys are written in angle brackets, for example, , . Accelerator key combinations are written in two ways: + means hold down the first key and press the second, , means press the first key, then press the second.

access group

A collection of access levels grouped together under one name for convenience of controlling hardware access by one or more cardholders.

access level

One or more reader/timezone combinations used to control hardware access by one or more cardholders. Access levels can be assigned to active badges to define which readers a badge has access to and at which times.

access panel

Device that is the focal point for a group of card readers. The access panel makes all grant/deny access decisions for its group of access points and stores cardholders in its database. The access panel reports directly with the host for alarm monitoring, processing, and event/transaction logging.


A panel that can send events to a Receiver over a supported connection path (phone line, direct wire, LAN). For Digitize, a separate account will be reported for each zone/point on a panel.


The process of providing a software response to an alarm.


A file located in the Windows directory that the access control applications settings are read.


Instance of an action type with specified parameters set. Any task that can be performed by software as a result of an event or a schedule.

action type

Any task that can be performed by software as a result of an event or a schedule.

activation date

The date on which a badge becomes valid.

active badge

A badge that has a status of "Active". An active badge is a valid badge that is downloaded to any access control hardware. A badge with any status other than "Active" is considered "deactivated". This concept is independent of badge activate and deactivate dates, which may or may not be enforced by access.

Active Directory

Active Directory is the LDAP-compliant directory where Windows stores its user account information. Active Directory is Microsoft's trademarked directory service, and is an integral part of the Windows 2000 architecture. It is a centralized and standardized system that automates network management of user data, security, and distributed resources, and enables interoperation with other directories.


An auxiliary device or unit used to extend the operation of another system.


An effect in BadgeDesigner that creates a granular effect that adds texture to a flat or overly blended picture.


A grouping of numbers that uniquely identifies a station in a local area network, a location in computer memory, or a SCSI device.


Acronym for Active Directory Service Interfaces, a set of COM interfaces used to access the capabilities of directory services.


The Windows Installer can advertise the availability of an application to users or other applications without actually installing the application. If a user or application activates an advertised interface the installer then proceeds to install the necessary components.


Acronym for Architects and Engineers. Refers to A&E specifications, a standardized type of product specifications.


Acronym for Advance Encryption Standard. A Federal Information Processing Standard specifying Rijndael as a FIPS-approved symmetric encryption algorithm that may be used by U.S. Government organizations (and others) to protect sensitive information.


A device that is managed and/or monitored by a Manager.


Abbreviation for ampere hour (or amp hour); a measurement of battery capacity.


Acronym for Advanced Intelligent Tape.


Any event that takes place in and is detected by the access control hardware, and is of a type defined in the Alarm Configuration folder of the Access Control Configuration module.

alarm filter

In Alarm Monitoring, a checklist from which alarm types to be monitored are chosen. In UI, has initial caps for menu option; generic use is not capitalized.

alarm input

An input point on an alarm panel. An example of an alarm input device might be a motion detector.

Alarm Monitoring

An OnGuard application that displays incoming alarms and events as they occur at the access control field hardware.

alarm output

An output relay on the ROM of an alarm panel. Also, any device attached to such a relay. An example of an alarm output device might be a sprinkler.

alarm panel

A specialized circuit board that connects to an access panel and contains alarm inputs and outputs.


A set of steps of formula used to solve a problem. The rules to solve the problem cannot contain ambiguity and must contain a clear stopping point.


To reserve a resource such as sufficient memory, for use by a program.

Alternate Sync Mode

A feature in BadgeDesigner that routes incoming video through a special video stabilizer circuitry in the Flashpoint video capture board, allowing capture of "messy" video signals.

analog signal

Electronic waveform signal used in video electronics to represent picture information.

anchoring ie toolbars and the System Tree

See docking.


Acronym for the American National Standards Institute, a voluntary organization that creates standards for the computer industry.


See APB.


Acronym for anti-passback. The prevention of a badge gaining entry in an access control system when that badge has either recently entered the same Reader or Area (Timed APB) or is not considered to be in the proper current. It is a method of monitoring a cardholder's entry and exit actions to ensure that the person does not transfer the card to another individual to gain access.


Acronym for Application Program Interface or Application Programming Interface. API is a specific method which a programmer writing an application program can make requests of the operating system or another application.


Acronym for Access Policy Manager. An OnGuard-branded module.


For mobile and web environments: A program or set of programs.


A program or set of programs used to work on computers and performs a specific function directly for the user.

Application Server

Component (LS Application Server service)


Noun: A file that contains records that previously resided in a database. Verb: Moving records from the database to a text file (called an archive file) located in the specified path. In video archiving, when the most recent files are kept on the video recorder, while older files are stored on tape.


To represent the space between an entrance reader and the associated exit readers.

Area APB

An area defined by the readers that are used for entry and exit. The current area a Badge is located in is recorded. When a badge attempts to gain entry into a given area via a given reader, it is denied access if it is not recorded as currently being in the Area the given reader is configured to be leaving. See APB.


To "turn on" monitoring for an area or areas. Alarms will be reported within that area. Consider a home burglar system that has sensors on the windows and doors with motion detectors inside. When the owner leaves home, they arm the system.


Acronym for American Standard Code for Information Interchange. A code for representing English characters as numbers where each character is assigned a number from 0 to 127. ASCII is the most common format for text files in computers and on the Internet. In an ASCII file, each alphabetic, numeric, or special character is represented with a 7-bit binary number.

aspect ratio

The ratio of an object's width to its height.


A physical piece of property, such as a laptop.

asset class

A sub-category of an asset group. An asset class, such as audio visual equipment, can be assigned to an asset group, such as marketing. Each asset can belong to as many as 15 classes.

asset group

Used for the automatic assignment of assets. In Auto Assignment mode, the hardware will automatically assign a group, such as marketing, to a cardholder if they have the right privileges. An asset group can contain as many as 32 classes.

asset subtype

A sub-category of an asset type. For example, if the asset type is a computer, the asset subtype could be a laptop.

asset type

A category of assets, such as computers.

Asynchronous Transfer Mode

A network technology based on transferring data in cells or packets of a fixed size that allows Asynchronous Transfer Mode equipment to transmit video, audio, and computer data over the same network.


Acronym for Automatic Teller Machine, depending on the context.

auto scale

Automatically stretches the graphic or photo to fit the object or frame size.

auto size

Automatically sets the object or frame to the size of the graphic or photo.


A drawing application whose files have the extension DXF.

automation software

A software package that handles events reported from a receiver and displays these events to be monitored. A full automation package for a Central Station typically has many more features including Call Lists and Pass Codes. With regard to receivers, automation software is software that receives events from a Receiver and reports/logs them for a user to take action on. OnGuard functions as automation software for supported receivers.


An effect in BadgeDesigner that converts each pixel in the image to the average of itself and the pixels to the right and bottom.



A graphic file that contains a blueprint or facility map for an area that can be monitored using the Alarm Monitoring Module. It is the foundation for a map created using MapDesigner.


A copy of a program or document file made for archival purposes.


Also known as card or ID. A physical security token owned by a cardholder. Depending on the OnGuard system's application configuration, a badge may be used for ID management by being printed with cardholder information and may be used for access control by being encoded with security information and by being assigned access levels.

badge ID

Also called Card Number. A unique identifier for a badge defined on the Badge form of the Cardholders folder. Depending upon your software configuration, a badge's card number can be manually assigned by a user or automatically assigned by the system.


An OnGuard-branded, paint-type application for designing cardholder badges of any size, shape, or color.

badging station

A specialized computer that employs a video capture board to freeze a live video image and store it to a database. Once stored, the image can be printed to a badge or card.


Describes the carrying capacity of the user's connection or server connection. It is commonly measured in bits or bytes per second.

bar code

A printed pattern of wide and narrow bars used to represent numerical codes in machine-readable form.


The rate of change of a signal on a communications channel. It is the unit of signaling speed equal to one code element per second.


A test version of a software product prior to its commercial release.

beta testing

A program in which software is "field tested" at a customer location, prior to its official commercial release.


A type of data stored on a card such as fingerprint images used to verify the identity of the cardholder.


Acronym for Basic Input Output System. BIOS is the program which starts up your computer and communicates between the devices in your computer (such as your hard drive and graphics card) and the system.


Reader and decoder devices capable of reading/decoding biometric data.


A binary unit of information that can have either of two states: zero (0) or one (1).


A sequential collection of bits that represents, in memory, an image to be displayed on-screen.

bitmapped graphicsimages

Computer graphics that are stored and held as collections of bits in memory locations corresponding to pixel locations on the screen.


Short for Binary Large Object. A format that OnGuard stores images.


A Bluetooth(R) device uses radio waves to connect to a phone or computer. A Bluetooth product contains a tiny computer chip with a Bluetooth radio and software that makes the connection. When two Bluetooth devices want to talk to each other, they need to pair


An extension that the OS/2 Bitmap and Windows Bitmap image formats use.

board edge

For this type of I/O reader control, custom board edge terminations are used, with door contact, REX, and strike terminated into inputs at the local controller. Do not capitalize unless in UI. See reader edge.


A technique that the computer uses to bring itself into an initial functional state.

bounding box

A rectangle drawn along the border of a selected object. See handle.


Acronym for Bits Per Second, a measure of data transmission speed.


An application program that provides a way to look at and interact with all the information on the World Wide Web.


A temporary memory to balance the performance between a fast computer and a slower peripheral device, such as a printer. A file can be placed in a buffer so that the slower device can work at its speed while the computer goes on to other tasks.


Bulk features allow you to perform the same process on a large number of items at one time.


A common pathway or channel between multiple devices.


Another term for Mask. In access control configuration and Alarm Monitoring, to not report associated alarm events to the system. A masked alarm point will not be monitored.


A number containing 8 bits of information.



C++ is an object-oriented software programming language that allows software developers to write code to access databases and hardware resources.


Acronym for Certificate Authority, issues certificates to people. The CA receives personal information, verifies that it is correct, and then creates and signs a certificate and returns it to the individual who requested it.


Acronym for Common Access Card. A standard badge card that is used by many military personnel, the Department of Defense, military contractors, and foreign nationals. CAC uses smart card technology and is used to access buildings, installations, and controlled spaces.


Computers include caches at several levels of operation, including cache memory and a disk cache. Caching can also be implemented for internet content by distributing it to multiple servers that are periodically refreshed.


Extension for CALS Raster image format.

CALS Raster

An image format that uses the extension CAL. Uses CCITT Group 4 compression and supports 1 bit/pixel.

canceling alarm

An alarm that, upon arrival, deletes its corresponding initiating alarm. A canceling alarm may, depending upon options chosen on the Alarm Description form, be displayed against a flashing green background in the Main Alarm Monitor window. An example of an initiating/canceling alarm pair: Door Forced Open/Door Forced Open Canceled.

Cancelled Card List

TWIC reader systems check that a card has not expired and, by accessing the cancelled card list, can determine if the card has been revoked or reported lost or stolen. See CCL, TWIC.


The output protocol for the Digitize System 3500 receiver.


The process of converting a signature or a video frame to a digital form for storage in a database.

card number

Also called Badge ID. A unique identifier for a badge defined on the Badge form of the Cardholders folder. Depending upon your software configuration, a badge's card number can be manually assigned by a user or automatically assigned by the system.

card type

Categorizes card encoding technologies, such as Magnetic, Wiegand, Smart Card, First Access, etc.


An individual who has one or more badges issued to him or her. Examples of cardholders would be students at a university.


Minimized windows arranged in an overlapping layered arrangement, starting in the top left corner of the screen and moving down and to the right progressively for each window.


Capital letters or lowercase letters will be evaluated differently. For example, 'Sample', 'SAMPLE', 'sample', and 'Sample' would all be interpreted as a different value.


Acronym for Cipher Block Chaining. A cipher mode recommended for use with AES.


Acronym for a Charge-Coupled Device. A flash type option in ID Management that has a flash trigger specifically for the Kodak CCD4000 camera.


Acronym for International Telegraph and Telephone Consultative Committee, an international organization that develops and promotes standards in the communication industry.


Acronym for Canceled Card List.


Abbreviation for Closed Circuit TeleVision. A type of system that is used to visually monitor areas and access points. Video Verification uses CCTV equipment.

central station

A center for monitoring events from panels through one or more receivers.

ceramic read head

A read head used in magnetic stripe card readers and having a significantly longer life than that of the standard alloy read heads.


Also known as an X.509 certificate or a digital certificate. A certificate is a document that contains a person's name and public key and is signed by a CA. It ensures that anyone who trusts the CA can also trust that the public key belongs to the person whose name is on the certificate. Having a certificate and the corresponding private key allows a person to authenticate oneself with servers that support it, namely several LDAP servers currently on the market (e.g. Netscape Directory Server 4.1, Novell eDirectory 8.5). Certificates are also used to establish SSL connections.


Acronym for Color/Graphics Adapter, an old graphics system designed by IBM for PCs. The highest-resolution mode for CGA is 2 colors at a resolution of 640 by 200. (CGA is now obsolete.)


Acronym for Common Gateway Interface. CGI is a standard way for a Web server to pass a Web user's request to an application program and to receive data back to forward to the user.


A metal frame where electronic components such as printed circuit boards, fans, and power supplies, are mounted.

check box

Check box fields contain a small square box beside the name of the field. When you click on the field name, an "X" is inserted in the box to indicate that this choice is selected. Clicking on the name again removes the "X" from the box and deselects the field. When there are multiple check boxes on a form, you can select as many of them as is appropriate.

check digit

A digit calculated from the digits of a number and appended to it as a form of integrity check.


Any designated stop along a tour; a checkpoint must have some capability of signaling that it was reached by a guard.

child device

A device that is associated with an access panel or alarm panel (parent device) for purposes of monitoring


A feature in BadgeDesigner that facilitates removal of a background from a captured image.


The color portion of a video signal.


Acronym for Common Information Model. A computer industry standard for defining device and application characteristics so that the user will be able to control devices and applications from different manufacturers in the same way.

cipher code

A number containing 6 or fewer digits, used when a reader is in cipher mode.

cipher mode

A mode used by readers that have keypads to prevent card input. Cipher mode puts a master combination ("cipher lock") on the reader, and someone wishing to gain access must enter the cipher code on the keypad.


An encrypted message that must be decrypted before it becomes legible.


A readable message that has been decrypted. Often referred to as Plaintext.


Used to describe a script or application that uses the DataConduIT service to interact with OnGuard data and events.

client server

The relationship between two computer programs where one program, the client, makes a service request from another program, the server, which fulfills the request.


A temporary location on a compute where data is stored when it is copied.


Acronym for Common Management Interface Protocol. CMIP is a network management protocol built on the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) communication model.


Extension used by the LEAD CMP image format.

code 39

Code 39 is an alphanumeric barcode that can encode numbers, the upper case alphabet, and the symbols "-.$/%+". Code 39 is used in many industries and is the standard for many government barcode specifications.


A measurement of magnetic force to encode a magnetic stripe card measured in units called oersteds. High coercivity is encoded at approximately 4,000 oersteds (actually, 3,300). Low coercivity is encoded at 300 oersteds.


A smart card format. This smart card format specified as End-of-Life and should be removed from installations of OnGuard. See Upgrade guide.

command reader

A reader equipped with a keypad where the system outputs can be masked or unmasked.

Communication Server

Refers to the LS Communication Server service. The OnGuard Communication Server program, which was installed if you chose the Communication Server installation component, is the software driver for the access panels. The Communication Server controls all access panels on a workstation. The Communication Server can be run as either a program or as a service, but not as both. See LCS.


An input format that mixes the red, green, and blue signals to produce a color image.


The reduction in size of data in order to save space or transmission time. See Image Compression.


The arrangement of a computer system as defined by the nature, number, and chief characteristics of its functional units. The term can apply to either a hardware or a software configuration. Also refers to the devices and programs that make up a system.


Materials used during a system operation that need routine replenishment.

context-sensitive help

Documentation relevant to the current feature in the application you are using will be displayed. For example pressing F1 in help documents will bring up information for the application currently being used.

continuous archiving

Process where video clips from selected cameras are copied off video servers to a secondary storage location. Continuous video archiving is independent of video event archiving and can happen in parallel with it.


In BadgeDesigner, an effect that increases or decreases the range of gray levels contained in the image.


In Universal Interface Server, this is also called a file layout configuration. It includes both the control parameters and the field configuration.

control-menu box

A box that contains an icon for the associated window, located in the upper left corner of the window. Clicking on the control-menu box displays a menu for moving, resizing, and closing the window.


An intelligent hardware board. See access panel, controller, ISC, Intelligent System Controller, etc.


File sent to a web server that is used to record a user's activities on a web site.


Acronym for Central Processing Unit. That part of a computer in which instructions and mathematical operations are performed.

credit card

A standard for badge size, measuring 2.87 inches in width and 1.90 inches in height.


Acronym for Certificate Revocation List.

crop window

In the Multimedia Capture Module, a rectangle used to select the portion of a captured image that will be saved as a cardholder photo


The ability to run or support an application on many different computer systems.


Acronym for Certificate Trust List.


data entry form

A specialized window through which all access control software setup and configuration is done. Each data entry form allows you to define the characteristics of a particular feature of the system.


An organized collection of data stored in computer-readable form and usually indexed or arranged logically. A database uses the computer's file system, stores data, controls access to data through database security, and is a centralized repository of data that allows access from many locations.


OnGuard(R) DataExchange is an advanced data import/export application allowing initial cardholder population from a database to database or flat-file data import from a Human Resources database.


Also known as IP or Internet Protocol. Specifies the format for packets and the addressing scheme on a network.


Acronym for Database Management System, a collection of applications that allow you to store, modify, and retrieve information from a database.


Acronym for Database Translator.


Definition 1: Acronym for Distributed Cardholder Exchange, an application that allows cardholder information to be distributed and synchronized across all systems in an Enterprise or Distributed ID configuration.


An extension that is used by the Zsoft PCX/Multipage PCX image format.

deactivation date

The date when a badge becomes invalid.


To free previously allocated memory.


A base 10 numbering system.


The process of decoding data that has been encrypted into a secret format. Decryption requires a secret key or password.

default value

A value an application program chooses when you do not specify one.

delay arm

With delay arm, the area is armed with a delay. An exit delay would give an authorized person time to exit a room after arming the area associated with that room.

Device Translator

An object used by the Communication Server to communicate directly to a hardware device. It is an individual 'module' that is loaded for each piece of hardware and sits between the Communication Server and the hardware.


Acronym for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. A communications protocol that lets network administrators manage and automate the assignment of Internet Protocol addresses in an organization's network.


Dial-up pertains to a telephone connection in a system of many lines shared by many users. A dial-up connection is established and maintained for a limited time duration.


Extension used by the Windows Bitmap image format.

diddle count

The number of consecutive swipes allowed for an individual badge at a particular reader, after which an alarm is triggered.

digital signal

A digital or binary representation of picture information.


The process of converting an analog video image into digital brightness values (gray scale) that are assigned to each pixel in the digitized image.


Conversion of nontextual data to digital form, especially in graphics and image processing. Digitizing an image is the conversion of an incoming continuous analog signal into an array of discrete digital values known as pixels.

DIP switch

D(ual) (I)n-line (P)ackage switch. A small switch on a device or computer component used to choose operating parameters. "Dual in-line package" refers to the switch's plastic housing designed to be attached directly to a circuit board. However, such switches may be located either on an internal circuit board or on the exterior of the component's case.


To stop the operation of a circuit or device, specifically applied to communication ports.


A state of a processing unit that prevents the occurrence of certain types of interruptions. Synonymous with masked.


Meaning to "turn off" the monitoring of an area or areas. Alarms will not be reported within a disarmed area.

display field

A type of field that cannot be changed directly. They are intended to provide a picture of current settings or currently defined options. On some forms, you first select an item in a display field, then enter or choose the settings for that item elsewhere on the form.

disposable badge

A temporary badge that is generally printed on paper and issued to an individual for a short period of time.

Distinguished Name

The name of the certificate issuer. UI: A field required for adding an OCSP server for credential validation. Generic use: Is not capitalized.


Acronym for Dynamic Link Library, a library of procedures to which applications can link.


Acronym for Direct Memory Access. A method of transferring data between main storage and I/O devices that do not require processor intervention.


Acronym for Distributed Management Task Force. Leads the development of management standards for desktop, network, enterprise, and internet environments.


Also referred to as "anchoring" of a tool bar of window. Toolbars can be moved and resized within those horizontal rows. In the case of the System Tree, the System Tree is attached to an edge of the screen. Its width can be adjusted.


One or more access control readers used to allow access to a given physical door.

door contact

A two-part device that is used by a card access system to indicate whether a door is open or closed. Typically, one part is mounted on the door and the other part is mounted in a similar position on the door frame.

door holder

A device that holds a door in the open position until it is instructed by the system to change status.

door strike

An electrical and/or magnetic device that is used to hold a door in a locked position. Opening a door strike requires some form of electrical charge initiated from a device such as a card reader.


To receive or store a program or data file from a distant computer through data communication links. In Access Control Configuration, you can download the database to all access panels. Files are usually downloaded from a larger computer system to a smaller computer system.


Acronym for Dots Per Inch, which indicates the resolution of an image. The higher the DPI, the higher the resolution.


A specialized file that contains information needed by a program to operate a peripheral device.


Acronym for Digital Subscriber Line. DSL is a technology for bringing high-bandwidth information to homes and small businesses over ordinary copper telephone lines.


Acronym for Data Source Name, a descriptive name that is used to identify the data source.

DSS address

The DIP switch address of a digital signal switch (DSS) connected to an input point on a digital alarm panel.


Acronym for Data Terminal Equipment. A device that can act as the source and destination of data that controls the communication channel.

duplex printing

Double-sided printing - When an image is printed on both the front and back.

Duress PIN

In environments where the reader accepts PIN input, a PIN number variation used to signal a guard monitoring alarms that the person is attempting access under threat. A duress PIN consists of the correct first five digits, followed by an alteration of the sixth digit by five more or less.


Extension for AutoCAD files.

Dynamic System Data

Data that is required by OnGuard in order to function properly but CAN be modified. Examples of this type of data would be those items stored in the ALARM table. The items cannot be deleted, but the alarm data can be changed.



A file that specifies information such as a person's name, organization, and any other personal information they wish to include. An electronic business card frequently attached to an e-mail message.

editable form

A form whose objects can be manipulated using FormsDesigner.


Acronym for Electronically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. EEPROM is user-modifiable read-only memory that can be erased and reprogrammed repeatedly through the application of higher than normal electrical voltage.


Acronym for Engineering Furnishing & Installation. EF&I is the act of planning the working of, acquiring the equipment for, and installing the equipment in an IT facility.


Acronym for Enhanced Graphics Adapter, designed by IBM for PCs. EGA supports 16 colors from a palette of 64 and has a resolution of 640x350. (EGA is now obsolete.)


Exit of a person through a point.


Acronym for Electronics Industries Association. An organization of electronics manufacturers, noted for their development of the RS-232-C communication standard.

elevator reader

A reader equipped with an output module that controls access to the floors of a facility via an elevator.


Characters raised in relief from the front surface of a card; also the process of forming such characters.


Extension for the image format Windows Enhanced Metafile.


To initiate the operation of a circuit or device, specifically applied to communications ports.

encapsulated PostScript

Image format with the extension EPS. An EPS can be either a PostScript raster image, which support 1 and 8 bits/pixel, or an embedded TIFF image.


A device designed to encode information on magnetic striped plastic cards.


The process of disguising a message to hide its substance.

end mode

The mode of operation for a card reader after the end of a timezone is reached.


The process of scanning a user's finger to create a template.

entrance reader

Reader used to start the timer for the destination assurance feature.


Acronym for Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory. EPROM is programmable read-only memory that can be erased and re-used. Erasure is caused by shining an intense ultraviolet light through a window that is designed into the memory chip.


A network standard of LAN communication using either coaxial or twisted pair cable. IEEE 802.3 is the Ethernet standard. There are the following different types of Ethernet: 10 Mbps (Mega (million) bits per second); 100 Mbps; 1 Gbps (Giga (billion) bits per second).


Defined happenings that are recognized by the access control software. Examples include Door Held Open, Invalid PIN, Recording of a video, and Access Granted. An event may or may not also be an alarm.

event log

The Windows process of recording an audit entry in the audit trail whenever certain events occur, such as services starting and stopping, or users logging on and off and accessing resources.

event routing group

Creating an event routing group assigns an event to the group and a timezone in which that event will be displayed. Each event may have a different timezone assigned to it.

Event-Based Video Archiving

The Archive Server records for a certain time span based on an alarm. This occurs only when an event triggers it to do so.

exclusion group

A group of readers defined by conditions. Exclusion groups can be deinfed as a set of readers that no one CANNOT get into ever (you can't select timezones if you have exclusion groups).

exit reader

A reader associated with an entrance reader that the cardholder must proceed to within the given time limit.


The process of outputting data in a form that another program can read. In a personal computer application, to export is to convert a file into another format.


facility code

An optional badge field that uniquely identifies a location. Wiegand card vendors typically provide the facility code and store it in the cards. For other cards, facility code is user-defined. A card reader can be placed in Facility Code Only mode, requiring the facility code before access is granted.

Facility Utilization

The Facility Utilization application is used to count the number of people flowing in and out of a facility. A facility is defined as a set of user defined gates, each of which is monitored by an overhead camera.


Mechanical and electronic downs that cause the unit to be unavailable for consumer use.


Acronym for False Acceptance Rate, measures how often a non-authorized user is falsely recognized and granted access to the system.


Extension for Delrina WinFax Group 3, Delrina WinFax Group 4, FAX Group 3, and FAX Group 4 image formats.

file server

A computer system equipped with disks or tapes and a program that allows shared access for network users to create and store files on disks or tapes.


A feature in BadgeDesigner that produces rounded corners.

fingerprint image

A fingerprint image is a picture or graphic file of a fingerprint. With some biometric readers, you can store fingerprint images in the database when you enroll cardholders. Often this is not desirable for security reasons.

fingerprint template

A fingerprint template is a series of points (minutiae points), that define fingerprint patterns. A fingerprint template is useless without a live image to compare it to. For this reason, storing fingerprint templates on smart cards, readers or controllers does not pose a security threat.


Acronym for Federal Information Processing Standard. Computer-related products bought by the US Government must conform to these standards.

FIPS Key Generator Utility

Utility used to generate 128-bit keys conform to the FIPS 140-2 requirements.


A set of network security programs residing on a "gateway server" that protect the resources of an internal network.


The portion of a computer program that is stored in read-only memory.

flash field delay

In the Multimedia Capture Module, this is the number of video fields that wait from when the flash goes off until the video freezes.

flash illumination

A brief, high energy light source.


System Tree can be configured to be floating or docked.


A logical grouping of one or more data entry forms. When you select a toolbar button or menu option, you open the associated folder. You can then display a particular form in the folder by clicking on the desired tab at the top of the form. For example: The Alarm Panels folder contains the Alarm Panels, Alarm Inputs, Alarm Outputs, and Input/Output Local Linkage data entry forms. Data entry forms contain push buttons and fields.


One complete collection of letters, punctuation marks, numbers, and special characters with a consistent and identifiable typeface, weight (Roman or bold), posture (upright or italic), and size (height and width).


The area a piece of equipment takes up on a floor or desktop.


Used to refer to a point that is bypassed or by whose status is no longer being kept track of by the panel.


This is an OnGuard application that allows the user to customize the Asset, Cardholder, and Visitor forms and directly manipulates the database schema to conform to the user's customization.


The total area occupied by a TV image that is scanned while the video image is not blanked.

frame buffer

A memory designed to store an image. It usually has some enhancement over an ordinary computer memory for image acquisition, manipulation, or display.

frame grabber

A device that stores an entire picture frame, typically as a gray scale or color representation.

frame integrated flash

OnGuard triggers the flash through the camera.


In the Multimedia Capture Module, to halt live video and capture a cardholder's photo


Acronym for False Reject Rate, measures how often an enrolled and authorized user who should be granted access to the system is denied because the system did not recognize the user.

full color remove feature

In BadgeDesigner, an option that uses the chroma-key feature to determine which pixels are background pixels strictly by color matching alone.

function lists

Keypad-activated commands that are programmed into the access panel on keypad-equipped readers. Function lists can be accessed by assigning the them to certain keypad sequences.


Lenel Console

The Lenel Console is a new feature added starting with 7.3. It allows quick access to our Web Modules and thick clients.


operating system

On every general-purpose computer to run other programs and applications. A computer's operating system consists of the Basic Input and Output System (BIOS) and the Operating System (OS).